Yesterday I started to play with the local WIND-BAND (Banda de Música Frigiliana), just for fun.
Rather than the trumpet, I´ll use there my “new” Adams flugel, I think.
The two girls who play flugelhorn in the band use old rotary instruments (made in Czechoslovakia) with Bach mouthpieces, and they sound more like trumpets...
I was quiet surprised by the range : many scores go up to high C.
I use BIG mouthpieces, Denis Wick 4FL , Flip Oaks 3 .
They have a similar sound, but actually I use the Wick, because the rim is more like my 3C trumpet-mouthpiece.
(´till now…) I use the flugel for ballads and improvising (about two octaves : "Chet Baker-Range").
Playing, with big mouthpieces, written music, above the staff, I find quiet difficult (improvising, of course, is something else).
Range-Practice ? An other horn /mouthpiece ?
How high can/do you play with the flugelhorn ?
(I think, the beautifull, dark character of the flugel is NOT present in high-playing !!!)
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